Department of Architecture News

Centennial: 1990s consolidates spaces

In the fall of 1987, the Oregon Legislature approved $8.03 million for a long-awaited “Architecture and Allied Arts Addition and Alteration” project at UO.

Tickets on sale for sustainability symposium

Tickets are now on sale for the inaugural John Reynolds Sustainability Symposium at the UO campus in Eugene on Sunday, May 17.

Miller Hull gift supports students

The Seattle-based Miller Hull Partnership, one of the nation’s leading design firms, demonstrates its commitment to student success in more ways than one. 

Kiara Galicinao named 2015 Hatfield Architectural Scholar

Kiara K. Galicinao, a third-year undergraduate in the Department of Architecture, is this year’s Hatfield Architectural Scholar, presented by the Architectural Foundation of Oregon (afo).

Architecture studio remembers Chinese exclusion

For many, immigration to the United States is symbolized by Ellis Island and its welcoming of the poor and oppressed from the Old World. While the story of European migration to the U.S. is well known, however, the experience of many Asian Americans is not.  

Yost Grube Hall begins design on environmental center project

Two A&AA alumni—Scott Brown (IIDA, LEED AP, BIArch ’93) and John Medvec (AIA, LEED AP, MArch ’90), of Yost Grube Hall Architecture—are on the team for a site restoration project at

A&AA student research wide-ranging at Graduate Research Forum

Architecture students Annie Chiang, Ryan Dirks, Lindsay Rasmussen, Eric Schmidt, and Ashly Tuffo won the poster competition at the recent Graduate Student Research Forum for their project, "An Energy Analysis of The Stellar Apartments."  

Wayfinding project aims to help coast communities after tsunami

A project combining input from architecture professionals and students, Oregon Coast community members, and state emergency management experts is helping design signage improvements and alternative strategies for wayfinding in the event of a tsunami on the Oregon Coast.

Pattern Language conference in Austria has roots at UO in Portland

Department of Architecture Professor Hajo Neis, director of the Department of Architecture at UO in Portland and director of the Portland Urban Architecture Research Laboratory (PUARL), has announced a collaboration between PUARL and Pursuit of Pattern Languages and Societal Change (PURPLSOC) to

UO student team honored in Urban Land Institute competition

Architecture students Roxanne Robles, Gilberto Villalobos, and Omar Hason, landscape architecture student Andrew Jepson-Sullivan, and PPPM students Nestor Guevara and Evelyn Perdomo received an honorable mention in the 2015 Hines/Urban Land Institute design competition for their project titled "

HOPES 21: connect, adapt, collaborate

The annual Holistic Options for Planet Earth Sustainability (HOPES) conference sponsored by the Ecological Design Center will be held on the UO campus April 9-11.

Gail Dubrow named Lawrence Medalist

Gail Dubrow is the 2015 recipient of the Ellis F. Lawrence Medal, the highest alumni honor presented by the School of Architecture and Allied Arts.

New A&AA building news available on blog

The A&AA community continues to take steps toward creating its future home on University Street. The location of the Phase I A&AA building is on the site of the current McArthur Court.

Recruitment Fair brings together 23 firms, 250 students

Twenty-three firms looking to hire A&AA graduates participated in the three-day 2015 Recruitment Fair sponsored by the Office of Professional Outreach and Development for Students (PODS) in Lawrence Hall recently.

Gillem wins two awards for Schofield Barracks sustainability plan

Associate Professor Mark L. Gillem, PhD, FAIA, AICP, recently received national-level design awards for the Sustainability Component Plan (SCP).

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